Fatima Prayers

The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which has traveled the world since the 1950s

The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which has traveled the world since the 1950s


In Fatima, Portugal, during the First World War, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children, Lucia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos (1907-2005) and her cousins Francisco de Jesus Marto (1908-1919) and Jacinta de Jesus Marto (1910-1920) between 13 May and 13 October, 1917.  At the time Lucia was aged 10, Francisco 9 and Jacinta 7. Prior to this, between April and October 2016, the Guardian Angel of Portugal, the Angel of Peace, had appeared three times to the children.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, known in this apparition as Our Lady of Fatima, gave a number of messages, prayers and secrets to the children, which Lucia later recorded. Lucia became a Discalced Carmelite nun and lived until the age of 97. Francisco and Jacinta died as children, and were both canonised on 13 May 2017.

The last apparition of Our Lady in Fatima took place on 13 October, 1917. An immense crowd of over 70,000 people were present on this last occasion and witnessed the miracle of the sun.

In 1930 the Church proclaimed the supernatural character of the apparitions and a shrine was erected at Fatima. Pope Pius XII approved the Fatima apparitions in 1940. The Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima is 13 May.

A full account of the apparitions at Fatima and Our Lady's messages are detailed on the website of The Fatima Center.

Another detailed account of the apparitions of the Angel of Portugal and the Blessed Virgin Mary is provided on the website of EWTN.


The Fatima Children, Lucia dos Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto, 1917

The Fatima Children, Lucia dos Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto, 1917


People Looking at the Miracle of the Sun, Photograph, Fatima, Portugal, 13 October 1917

People Looking at the Miracle of the Sun, Photograph, Fatima, Portugal, 13 October 1917

The Five Fatima Prayers


The Pardon Prayer (Theological Prayer)

Given by the Angel of Peace during the First Apparition of the Angel to the three shepherd children of Fatima in the spring of 1916. After teaching this prayer the angel said "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications". The theological virtues are faith, hope and charity.


My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee. Amen.


Oratio Veniae

Deus meus, in te credo, te adoro, tibi confido, te amo! Pro illis qui non credent, non adorant, non confident, et non amant veniam supplico.


The Angel's Prayer (Trinitarian Prayer, or Act of Reparation to the Most Holy Trinity)

Given by the Angel of Peace during the Third Apparition of the Angel in October 1916. The Angel appeared to the three shepherd children holding a chalice in his hands, with a Host above it from which drops of Blood were falling into the chalice.


O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.


Oratio Angeli (Actus Reparationis ad Sanctissimam Trinitatem)

Sanctissima Trinitas, Pater, Filius et Spiritus Sanctus, profunde te adoro; tibi offero pretiosissimum corpus, sanguinem, animam et divinitatem Iesu Christi praesentem in totis tabernaculis mundi in reparatione contumeliarum, sacrilegiorum, et neglegentiarum, quibus offenditur. Per infinita merita Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu et Immaculatae Cordis Mariae conversionem peccatorum peto.


The Eucharistic Prayer

Given by Our Lady on 13 May 1917.

O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee; my God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!


Oratio Eucharistica

Sanctissima Trinitas, te adoro! Deus meus, Deus Meus, te amo in Sanctissimo Sacramento.



The Sacrifice Prayer

Given by Our Lady on 13 June 1917, Our Lady said to the children "Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say [this prayer] many times, especially whenever you make some sacrifice".


O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer this sacrifice to Thee.


Oratio Sacrificii

O Iesu, est propter amorem tui, et conversionem peccatorum, et in reparatione peccatorum contra cor Mariae Immaculatum commissorum ut orem.


The Fatima Prayer (Rosary Decade Prayer)

Given by Our Lady during the Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children on 13 July 1917. Now this prayer is traditionally prayed after the 'Glory Be' for each decade of the Rosary.


O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.


Oratio Fatima (Oratio Decadis)

O Mi Iesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, libera nos ab igne inferni, conduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim illas quae maxime indigent misericordia tua.


Lúcia dos Santos (standing) with her cousin, Jacinta Marto, 1917

Lúcia dos Santos (standing) with her cousin, Jacinta Marto, 1917


Jacinta Marto being carried by a gentleman through the crowds after Our Lady had just appeared, Fatima, Portugal, 1917

Jacinta Marto being carried by a gentleman through the crowds after Our Lady had just appeared, Fatima, Portugal, 1917

Pray the Rosary Every Day

At Fatima Our Lady wished devotion to her Immaculate Heart, and she used the title Our Lady of the Rosary. Throughout her apparitions, Our Blessed Mother stressed prayer, fasting and sacrifice to obtain peace for the world and the conversion of sinners, and she urged the praying of the Rosary every day. 


First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – 13 May 1917:

"Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war."


Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – 13 June 1917:

"[Jesus] wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it; and these souls will be beloved of God like flowers arranged by me to adorn His throne.


Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – 13 July 1917:

"Pray the Rosary every day in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, for she alone can be of any avail."


Sixth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – 13 October 1917: 

"I wish to tell you that I want a chapel built here in my honour. I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue to pray the rosary every day. The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes."


During the Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on 13 July 1917 she said “I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the communion of reparation on the first Saturday's. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world".


On June 13, 1929, while Sister Lucy was at the novitiate of the Dorotheans at Tuy, Spain, she was praying by herself in the convent chapel at midnight with only the sanctuary lamp lit. Our Lady appeared to her and said "The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. So numerous are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me, that I come to ask for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray."

Pope John Paul II meets Sister Lucia during his visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, 13 May 1982

Pope John Paul II meets Sister Lucia during his visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, 13 May 1982


Sister Lucia with Pope John Paul II, in Fatima, Portugal, 13 May 1991

Sister Lucia with Pope John Paul II, in Fatima, Portugal, 13 May 1991


Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.

Regina Sanctissimi Rosarii, ora pro nobis.

Prayers from the Roman Missal, Propers for the Feast (22 August) of The Immaculate Heart of Mary


COLLECT

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the heart of the blessed Virgin Mary didst prepare a dwelling worthy of the Holy Ghost; grant in Thy mercy, that we who with devout minds celebrate the festival of that immaculate heart, may be able to live according to Thine own Heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui in Corde beátæ Maríæ Vírginis dignum Spíritus Sancti habitáculum præparásti: concéde propítius; ut ejúsdem immaculáti Cordis festivitátem devóta mente recoléntes, secúndum cor tuum vívere valeámus. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivitet regnat in unitáte ejusdem Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.


Prayers from the Roman Missal, Propers for the Feast (7 October) of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary


COLLECT

O God, whose only-begotten Son by His life, death and resurrection, purchased for us the rewards of eternal life: grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same our Lord.

Deus, cujus Unigénitus per vitam, mortem et resurrectiónem suam nobis salútis ætérnæ prǽmia comparávit: concéde, qu ǽsumus; ut hæc mystéria sacratíssimo beátæ Maríæ Vírginis Rosário recoléntes, et imitémur quod cóntinent, et quod promíttunt assequámur. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum.


Prayers from the Roman Missal, Propers for the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary (after Trinity Sunday)

INTROIT

Hail, Holy Parent, that didst bring forth the King who ruleth Heaven and earth for ever and ever. Psalm. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak of my works to the King. ℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. ℟. Amen.

Salve, sancta Parens, eníxa puérpera Regem: qui cœlum, terrámque regit in sǽcula sæculórum. (Ps. 44. 2.) Eructávit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego ópera mea regi. ℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et insǽcula sæculórum. ℟.Amen.


COLLECT

Grant to us Thy servants, we beseech Thee , O Lord God, that we may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body: and through the intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin may be delivered from present sorrow and possess eternal joy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Concéde nos fámulos tuos, quǽsumus, Dómine Deus, perpétua mentis et córporis sanitáte gaudére, et gloriósa beátæ Maríæ semper Vírginis intercessióne, a præsénti liberári tristítia, et ætérna pérfrui lætítia. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum, Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivitet regnat in unitáte ejusdem Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.


The Virgin of the Rosary, Quentin Matsys (1466-1530)

The Virgin of the Rosary, Quentin Matsys (1466-1530)


Prayers from the Roman Missal, Propers for the Feast (25 March) of The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


COLLECT

O God, Who didst will that Thy Word should take flesh, at the message of an Angel, in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, grant to Thy suppliant people, that we who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Through the same our Lord.

Deus, qui de beatea Mariae Virginis utero Verbum tuum, Angelo nuntiante, carnem suscipere voluisti; praesta supplicibus tuis; ut, qui vere eam Genitricem Dei credimus, ejus apud te intercessionibus adjuvemur. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum.


SECRET

Strengthen  in our minds, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the mysteries of the true faith; that we who confess Him Who was conceived of a Virgin to be true God and man, may deserve by the power of His saving resurrection to attain eternal happiness. Through the same our Lord.

In mentibus nostris, quaesumus, Domine, verae fidei sacramenta confirma; ut, qui conceptum de Virgine Deum verum et hominem confitemur; per ejus salutiferae resurrectionis potentiam, ad aeternam mereamur pervenire laetitiam. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum.




Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Portugal

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Fatima, Portugal. By artist Jose Ferreira Thedim (1892-1971).



A statue of Our Lady of Fatima being carried during a candle light vigil at the Fatima Sanctuary, Portugal

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima being carried during a candle light vigil at the Fatima Sanctuary, Portugal.



The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary is built on the site of the apparition, and the statue is placed at the exact location that Our Lady appeared.


This Webpage first posted on

The Feast Day of The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 25 March 2022.


On this date the Pope also consecrated the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in union with the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and very many Bishops around the world. As in the case of the Act of Entrustment by Pope St. John Paul II in 1984 and previous consecrations by Pope Pius XII and Pope St. John Paul II, this consecration was not in the exact form requested by Our Blessed Mother. 



Immaculate Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Immaculata Regina Pacis, ora pro nobis.